There are days when you just want to blend in instead of standing out and the Isabel Marant FW23 menswear collection presents you with just that — simplicity and an emphasis on comfort creates a casual wardrobe with pieces that would never fade with time.
The French cool-girl staples have always been closely linked to the fashion house, nevertheless, Isabel Marant brings a different take when it comes to their menswear collection with grunge and the underground as its focus this season that was witnessed as a nod to traditional workwear.
The must-have essentials you would find in every man’s wardrobe worked as the heart of this collection — these includes denim jeans, casual printed hoodies, bright oversized puffers combined with fuzzy fabrics, loose cardigans, and baggy pants. These are pieces that are rarely seen, buried in the closet but nevertheless worn every day.
Marant and the house art director, Kim Bekker, aimed to highlight wearability and comfort in most of their work and they seem to always achieve just exactly what they strive for. It is telling: In a time where fashion is all about making a statement, Marant chose to seek comfort in the normalities of the everyday.
While this season reimagined several house classics with a 1980’s grunge approach, the collection still featured a few of the house signature — plaids you would recognize dearly as Isabel Marant, and colour blocks of more vibrant shades with cooler hues tied it as a Fall/Winter collection. Marant’s ability to encompass the ‘bohemian lux’ of Isabel Marant Etoile into its menswear collection creates a chic underground look that can be usually seen during a Fall day in the busy streets of Europe.